Archive for Slayer

Update: Guitar Hero Metallica – Slayer Is In!

Posted in Guitar Hero with tags , , on January 1, 2009 by gearsofrock

According to drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Slayer will be part of the upcoming Guitar Hero Metallica video game.

“I’m super psyched we got Slayer in there,” Ulrich said. “Slayer’s got to be part of any heavy metal video game. There had been some issues with their lyrics. That gets into a whole slew of stuff like, ‘Microsoft won’t do it if this lyrical content is in there.’ There’s all this bullshit you have to deal with, but we stood up for Slayer, and we finally got Slayer cleared like a week ago.” [g4tv.com]

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Miscellaneous Rock Links: Brian May’s Disappearing Guitars, Elvis Wine, End of Slayer?…

Posted in News with tags , , on November 6, 2008 by gearsofrock

1. The guitars of Brian May [Queen] have mysteriously disappeared from Chinese Democracy track [93x.com].

2. Thrash metal legends, Slayer, will record two more records before calling it quits [ultimate-guitar.com].

3. Chris Cornell compares Timbaland to Pink Floyd. Ugh. C’mon Chris…get the long awaited Soundgarden reunion together and put us out of our misery [mtv.com].

4. The Canadians are spinning to Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Testament to shed calories [canada.com].

5. Elvis Presley’s Graceland Cellars release new “Blue Christmas” wine for the holiday season to help spread holiday cheer [marketwatch.com].

6. MTV and MySpace plan to make money from pirates? aargh [business.timesonline.co.uk].

Review: Slayer “Psychopathy Red” [2008]

Posted in Slayer with tags , , on November 1, 2008 by gearsofrock

During the “Unholy Alliance” tour, Slayer gave fans in attendance a brand new single for free. The track is called “Psychopathy Red” and clocks in at 2:31. You can find this devastating tune floating around YouTube and all over the web. You can also hear it on the new Slayer record to be released this summer, and also watch the making of the tune at metalhammer.co.uk.

“Psychopathy Red” begins with a sensational thrash riff, by ax-masters Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, that is delivered with an evil grace and such ease. The vicious thrash chorus riffs belt the listener in the mouth leaving a slight taste of blood in the back of the throat. There is a refreshing little bass solo [1:02] by Tom Araya with the drums providing thunderous accents that set up the guitar solos. At 1:34 there is a quick groove that allows some breathing room before smashing through to the next verse. Araya’s vocals are at the usual passionately dark levels that us Slayer fans expect. Overall, another solid thrash track from these metal legends. 8.5/10

Update Oct. 2009: “Psychopathy Red” is the ninth track on Slayer’s new album World Painted Blood due Nov. 3, 2009.

Rock Show Countdown: #6 Pantera and Slayer

Posted in Pantera, Rock Show Countdown, Slayer with tags , , on August 9, 2008 by gearsofrock

Pantera and Slayer at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, June 21, 2001

First of all the, this show’s lineup was just insane and does not require any explanation of its awesomeness. Pantera and Slayer on the same night…Can life get any better?

This was also the final time I got to see the legendary, Dimebag Darrell perform. I still have his guitar pick from this amazing concert that I caught, wrestled for, then bled on. Yes, the pick is still fully outfitted with my blood. Ah, memories.